The back is no different than the rest of the body. As one ages skin starts to sag, excess skin and fat start to hang and bulge. Now, with the bra line backlift procedure, women no longer have to be embarrassed by unsightly appearance of their back. Bulging flesh on ones back can result in poor fitting clothing, bulges above and below their bra line as well as their pant tops and can make it very uncomfortable to wear bras. Many women become very self-conscious of their appearance in and out of clothing
Exercise and watching ones weight is not always the solution to many body shape problems and the back area is no different. Fitness and weight loss efforts cannot necessarily help with excessive laxity of the skin on the upper back, middle back and lower back. In fact extreme weight loss of 50 or more pounds can aggravate this problem even more. Also factor in aging skin where there is less collagen production and therefore even more laxity in the skin.
Dr. Marc Klein has been able to help women with this problem by developing the bra line backlift which reduces skin bulges or rolls in the middle and upper back through an incision made along the patient’s bra line. Results are better-proportioned contours of the entire back.
The backlift surgery is performed in the out-patient surgery center at Premier Image. Before surgery, patients are asked to wear a bra or swim top. Dr. Klein will mark this area and that will be where the incision is made. General anesthesia is used for the bra line backlift where Dr. Klein will remove excess skin and then connects the remaining skin back together resulting in a thin scar which is camouflaged under the bra line or bathing suit line. The surgery takes about an hour.
Patients are up and walking within a few hours after surgery. Patients are asked to reduce activity for 2 to 3 weeks and then can increase their activity levels if they are not feeling excessive tightness or discomfort. As with many body procedures, swelling, numbness and bruising may occur but should resolve once the area heals.
Feeling trim and slimmer can be a huge factor in regaining self-confidence. Dr. Marc Klein takes great satisfaction in being able to provide services that can enhance one’s body image like the bra line backlift.